Definition of rest on/upon
- All our hopes rested on one man.
- His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.
- His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.
: repose, sleep
: freedom from activity or labor
: a state of motionlessness or inactivity
: to get rest by lying down
: to lie dead
: to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion
: a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance
: something that remains over : remainder
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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